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AHA fosters and supports community efforts to make healthy eating and physical activity the way of life in Wake County.

Perspectives: ACEs and Building Resilience (April 2017)

Nearly 300 leaders joined us earlier this month for the Resilience film screenings and the start of incredible conversations about Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and how we can build resilience in Wake County. “I have not stopped talking about this film since I saw it last week. I have More


What Are ACEs and How Do They Impact Health?

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are 10 common childhood traumas, identified by doctors and surveyed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Kaiser Permanente. ACEs are the biggest determinant of health and social outcomes identified to date – bigger than healthy eating or physical activity (although both More


Model Safe Routes to School Programs in Wake County

Part of AHA’s work to improve child pedestrian safety in Wake County, through the Model Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program funded by the John Rex Endowment, involves supporting SRTS programs at five partners schools. All five participating schools have completed SRTS action plans, and each municipality is defining More


Systems Change: Local Produce for Little Ones

Nearly 1,000 children at 15 facilities will start eating fresh, North Carolina grown produce at meals and snacks this May as part of Farm to Child Care (F2CC) in Wake County. They join the 2,500 children at 47 facilities that participated in the first two years of Farm to More


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